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Student Accommodation at Bishop Burton College

Make Bishop Burton College your home.

By choosing to live on campus, you will make friends for life and enjoy an experience that you will never forget.

We have 14 halls of residence, with the option of ensuite or shared bathroom facilities for you to apply for.

Whichever you choose, you’ll have access to:

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free gym membership
  • Laundry facilities, which you can pay for with an app
  • Shared kitchen

You don't even need to be able to cook! All of our rooms are half board, so you receive a £1,000 food card to spend in our food outlets.

We have 24/7 security on campus and you’ll be supported by our friendly team of wardens, who are available throughout the night, to make sure you feel happy and safe.

Join a warm and welcoming community

Our campus has a family feel which our students love. Despite hundreds of students living on campus, our individual halls of residence make it really easy to make friends. From our wardens to the domestic team, you'll get to know our lovely staff too.

There are plenty of things to do in the local area and we have a dedicated and caring Activities Coordinator. They will speak to you to ensure that the plans they put in place work with your interests and availability. 

As well as regular trips to the shops, we also run off-site trips every other Saturday. These have included trips to York, Meadowhall, Hornsea, Hull Fair, Christmas markets, go-karting and more.

You'll be able to get involved with a range of activities on campus too, from meeting our animals to trying our mechanical horse, creating something with our 3D printers or having a go at bricklaying.

Being on campus means you're also perfectly placed to work here too. There are a range of job opportunities available, including with our catering and equine teams.

"It is the best life experience that gives you the chance to build a family out of friends."

Rated outstanding by Ofsted for care standards

In our last Ofsted inspection in October 2018, the care and support given to our students was rated as ‘outstanding’.

Inspectors found students living on campus at college “are happy, dedicated to their courses, make excellent progress and are full of praise for the college and its staff”.

The ‘social care common inspection framework’ visit found that:

  • Bishop Burton is a friendly, safe and secure place to be
  • Students have excellent relationships with the staff and each other
  • The staff are a cohesive team that nurtures, encourages and advises students in many different ways to help them succeed
  • The welfare and development of students is a priority
  • Student behaviour is exemplary

"I have learnt a lot of skills from living on campus, such as cooking, looking after myself and getting up on time, without having a parent figure watching every step."

Please note that the room and kitchen style varies depending on the accommodation type.

How much does it cost to live on campus?

For the 2023/24 academic year, ensuite rooms will cost £6,238 and those with a shared bathroom will cost £5,567. These prices include £1,000 food card.

To complete your application, you will need to pay a reservation fee of £250. This £250 is converted to a damage deposit and is held until the end of the academic year.

Portable Appliance Testing

To make sure that everyone living on campus is safe, we organise Portable Appliance Testing, which takes place during the first term. This costs £2.50 per item, which will be deducted from your room deposit at the end of the year.

Is there financial support to help with the cost of student accommodation?

You may be able to access our Residential Bursary, which is designed for college-level students studying our specialist land-based courses who can't reasonably travel on a daily basis.

You apply directly to the college for this and we allocate bursaries following a financial assessment process. To qualify, your household income must be below £33,000.

How do I apply?

Have you decided you'd like to live on campus? Once you have accepted a place with us you'll be able to apply for your room online.

Applying does not guarantee you a room. We will discuss your suitability for accommodation before confirming a place. Should you be unsuitable, we will refund your deposit.

Frequently asked questions

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Is the accommodation open all year?

What happens on weekends?

What furniture is in each room?

What's provided in the shared kitchens?

If I opt for a shared bathroom, how many people do I share with?

What do I need to bring with me?

What do the wardens do?

How do the food cards work?

Can I get my post sent directly to the College?

How do I need to pay?

What happens if I decide to leave student accommodation before the end of the academic year?

What if I have another question?

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